Since 2001, the Frist Art Museum has brought internationally acclaimed exhibitions to our community, exposing many to contemporary art for the first time. The appetite for the art of our time has grown and continues to impact the local art scene. With this acute appreciation in mind, the Friends of Contemporary Art was started in 2015 to support the Frist’s organization and presentation of contemporary exhibitions. Consider joining the Friends of Contemporary Art today.



In appreciation for supporting contemporary art at the Frist, we extend the following opportunities to Friends:

• Chances to meet contemporary artists and visit their studios
• Exclusive travel offers
• Access to Frist Art Museum curators through special gatherings
• VIP access to Frist Art Museum contemporary art events
• Social gatherings with other contemporary art enthusiasts


Current and upcoming contemporary art exhibitions at the Frist:

Mary Sibande: Blue Purple Red
October 10. 2001–January 2, 2022

On the Horizon: Contemporary Cuban Art from the Perez Art Museum Miami Collection
January 28–May 1, 2022

LeXander Bryant: Forget Me Nots
January 28–May 1, 2022

Virginia Overton
October 7–December 31, 2022

Matthew Ritchie: A Garden in the Flood
November 11, 2022–March 5, 2023


DONATE. GIVE. SUPPORT.
Your contributions in celebration of our twentieth year ensure that the Frist Art Museum can continue presenting thought-provoking arts and education experiences for all ages, both in-person and online, and provide support for museum overhead and essential services. Every gift makes a difference.